The Belly of Paris by Émile Zola (Book Analysis)

The Belly of Paris by Émile Zola (Book Analysis)

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This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Belly of Paris by Émile Zola, a compelling account of the lives of the people selling their wares at the then-newly-constructed market of Les Halles in central Paris. Set at a time of significant political and social change, the novel depicts conspiracies, gossip and backstabbing in this working-class region of the capital and stands out in particular for Zola's masterful use of description. The Belly of Paris forms part of Les Rougon-Macquart, an ambitious cycle of 20 novels which tells the story of one extended family under the Second French Empire. Émile Zola was the leading figure of the literary school of naturalism, as well as an influential social thinker, and is now regarded as one of France's greatest novelists.

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Book Details

Publication Date
September 21, 2017
Publisher
Collection
Page count
56
ISBN
9782806296320